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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244576
Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Date:04-APR-1938
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:105 Squadron Royal Air Force (105 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7615
MSN: F.2372
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Harwell, Wantage, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Harwell, Wantage, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Harwell, Wantage, Oxfordshire
Narrative:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 K7615, 105 Squadron, RAF: Built by Fairey Aircraft at Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire, and delivered new to 105 Squadron, RAF at Harwell, Oxfordshire on 22 November 1937

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4 April 1938: Crashed at RAF Harwell, Oxfordshire while the pilot was attempting to land with the undercarriage jammed "up". The aircraft was not repaired, and was struck off charge as FACE (Flying Accident, Cat. E) on 10 June 1938. Broken up for spares and scrap at RAF Harwell in April 1938. Total flying time on airframe: 64.30 hours

Sources:

1. The K File - The RAF of the 1930s (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1995 p.126)
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 62)
3. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p.31/p.126)
4. 105 Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1 September 1917 to 30 September 1939: File AIR 27/826/1 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8385599
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Harwell
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._105_Squadron_RAF#Reformation_and_World_War_II


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Nov-2020 19:53 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Nov-2020 15:33 Oezil Updated [Operator, Operator]

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